Control System

Roller Shutter Control Systems

Ducted Heating or Heaters:

This strap winder control has been extensively used on window roller shutters for its ease of installation on numerous types of window roller shutter applications.

 

It is what we call a surface mount window roller shutter controller, and uses a nylon woven belt, which has exceptional strength & durability, and is connected to the window roller shutter via a nylon pulley that is attached the window roller shutter drum.

The main unit can be fitted face on or side on depending on the window roller shutter installation variables.

The benefits of this conrol system are the smoothness & quietness of operation.

To operate, you turn the handle clockwise to open the window roller shutter & anticlockwise to close it. If you continue to turn the handle anticlockwise until it stops this position is what we call full lock & you will get the best security benefits as the window roller shutter is in its auto lock position.

This can be used where there is enough room to turn the handle to operate the window shutter. It is not suitable for commercial applications

Air Conditioner or Roller Shutters (Window Roller Shutters)

Air Conditioner or Roller Shutters (Window Roller Shutters)

Strap Winder Properties (Window Shutters)
Operation Smoothness 10/10
Longevity 14-15 years
Maintenance 6-7 years
Application Residential
Ease Of Use 9/10
Max Lift Capacity Titan series (5.2 square metres)
Sentinel series (7.0 square metres)
Attractiveness 5/10
Main Body Surface mount
Strap Woven nylon
Control Handle Chrome/plastic (Removable)
Security Rating 7/10

Manual Winder

This is the most popular manual residential roller shutter control: fitted inside the the wall cavity it becomes concealed & therefore the neatest manual control system.

 

The unit connects to shutter via stainless steel cable that runs inside the wall cavity which is connected to a nylon pulley, which is attached to the shutter drum, making this a very clean and neat method of operation.

All that is visible is a color coded cover plate mounted flush with the wall as well as a removable chrome handle.

To operate you turn the handle clockwise to open the window shutter and anticlockwise to close the window shutter. If you continue turn the handle anticlockwise until it stops this position is what we call full lock, where you will get the best security benefits as the window roller shutter is in its auto lock position.

To operate, you turn the handle clockwise to open the window roller shutter & anticlockwise to close it. If you continue to turn the handle anticlockwise until it stops this position is what we call full lock & you will get the best security benefits as the window roller shutter is in its auto lock position.

This is suitable in all applications where there is enough room to turn the handle. This also requires a wall cavity to conceal the main unit.

Air Conditioner or Roller Shutters (Window Roller Shutters)

Air Conditioner or Roller Shutters (Window Roller Shutters)

Manual Winder Properties (Window Shutters)
Operation Smoothness 6/10
Longevity 15-17 years
Maintenance 6-8 years
Application Residential
Ease Of Use 9/10
Max Lift Capacity Titan series 5.5 square metres
Sentinel series 7.3 square metres
Attractiveness 9/10
Main Body Concealed in wall cavity
Strap Flush fit
Control Handle Chrome/plastic (Removable)
Security Rating 8/10

Assist Spring Push Pull

This roller shutter control system is widely used for commercial installations because of the affordability and reliability of this system.

 

The roller shutter has handles of which you take a hold of and push up to open & pull down to close. There is a tension spring that is fitted inside the roller shutter drum which acts as a counter balance.

When you pull down, you are applying load on the tension spring in contrast to when you push the shutter up to open it, you have the spring tension assisting you. Without this, it would be extremely difficult to push the shutter up as the average commercial roller shutter weighs 63kg.

It iss a very simple and reliable operating system when set up properly. With the correct size spring, it makes it easy to push and pull.

This control system also comes standard with a security key lock which is fitted to the bottom bar of the roller shutter for security purposes.

This can be applied to all types of openings where the roller shutter is accessible for push pull operation.

Air Conditioner or Roller Shutters (Window Roller Shutters)

Air Conditioner or Roller Shutters (Window Roller Shutters)

Assist Spring Push Pull Properties (Window Shutters)
Operation Smoothness 7/10
Longevity 13-15 years
Maintenance 4-5 years
Application Commercial
Ease Of Use 7/10
Max Lift Capacity Titan series 7.2 square metres
Sentinel series 9.5 square metres
Attractiveness 8/10
Main Body Concealed/Roller Shutter Drum
Strap Flush fit
Control Handle Chrome (Fixed)
Security Rating 9/10

Crank Drive System (Rod Control)

This manual cranking roller shutter control is very popular in Europe because of its reliability and ease of use.

 

It is visible, but not unattractive. The long crank handle clips into a wall clip when not in use which would be attached next to the roller shutter.

The crank handle operates a reduction geared drive via a 90 degree universal joint at the end of the rod which means that it can be used to operate the roller shutters from many different angles. This makes it very useful in situations where there is limited space.

To operate, you unclip the crank handle away from the wall, bend the 2 elbows until they form a crank handle and turn clockwise to open the roller shutter & anticlockwise to close the roller shutter.

If you continue to turn anticlockwise you will reach the stop position of which you cannot turn the crank handle any further. In this position you will achieve the best results for security as the roller shutter is fully locked.

This is suitable for any application within the lifting capacity

Air Conditioner or Roller Shutters (Window Roller Shutters)

Crank Drive System Properties (Window Shutters)
Operation Smoothness 8/10
Gearing 5 to 1
Longevity 16-18 years
Maintenance 9-11 years
Application Residential/commercial
Ease Of Use 6/10
Max Lift Capacity Titan series 6.0 square metres
Sentinel series 8.4 square metres
Attractiveness 7/10
Main Body Surface mount
Control Handle Chrome/plastic (Fixed)
Security Rating 10/10

OZDrive Motors

OZDrive motors are growing in popularity by the day. There are many benefits to this window shutter control system.

 

The main benefit is that you don’t have to manually operate your window shutters. All you have to do is push a button from the wall handset or the wireless remote to open and close your window shutters.

The other benefit is that, in the event of a power failure, your aluminum window shutters will still operate with OZDrive motors. This system operates using a 12-volt handset as its power supply which is then fitted to the wall holster to operate the window shutters. The battery is the power that drives the 12-volt OZDrive motors.

The handsets are rechargeable and will need to be recharged every 6-8 weeks if used for one window shutter.

This is suitable for all types of windows and openings-internal use only.

When purchasing OZDrive motors, one handset is given for every 3 shutters. Each additional handset incurs extra charges

Air Conditioner or Roller Shutters (Window Roller Shutters)

Air Conditioner or Roller Shutters (Window Roller Shutters)

OZDrive Motors (Window Shutters)
Operation Smoothness 9/10
Longevity Motors 7-9 years
Longevity Handset 3-4 years
Maintenance Nil
Application Residential/commercial
Ease Of Use 10/10
Max Lift Capacity Titan 3.5 sq mtrs sentinel 5.5 sq mtrs
Attractiveness 7/10
Main Body Surface Mount
Security Rating 10/10

Electric Motor

The ultimate way to operate your aluminum window roller shutters, whether they are commercial or residential. There is no better way for operating your security window roller shutters.

 

The benefits of electric motors out-weigh the manual controls in each and every way for ease of use, strength, convenience, efficiency, options and mostly for that of reliability. This means hardwired electric motors will last longer and be more reliable: they will break down far less than manually operated shutters.

The benefits of electric motors out-weigh the manual controls in each and every way for ease of use, strength, convenience, efficiency, options and mostly for that of reliability. This means hardwired electric motors will last longer and be more reliable: they will break down far less than manually operated shutters.

With manual controls each person will operate the roller shutters differently, some more aggressive than others therefore resulting in extra load and stress on the roller shutter and the manual controller. This creates need for extra repairs and service calls purely because of the operators.

Electric motors take away this main element therefore allow you to enjoy many years of maintenance free & easy use.

The initial purchase of the electric motors for window shutters will cost more than manually operated window shutters. The benefits of; home resale value, no service charges, and ease of use are winners in their own right.

Electric motors have many options such as remote controls, battery back up systems, electronic timers, sun & wind sensors, obstacle detection, key switches, phone control and code pads. With all these options you can customize a solution to suit your needs.

There are no limitations to what you can achieve with electric motors.

Air Conditioner or Roller Shutters (Window Roller Shutters)

Air Conditioner or Roller Shutters (Window Roller Shutters)

Air Conditioner or Roller Shutters (Window Roller Shutters)

Electric Motors Properties (Window Shutters)
Operation Smoothness 10/10
Longevity Motors 21-23 years
Maintenance Nil
Application Residential/commercial
Ease Of Use 10/10
Max Lift Capacity Titan series 45.5 square metres

Sentinel series 60.8 square metres

Attractiveness 10/10
Wall Switch Flush fit with wall cavity/surface mount no cavity
Remote Control Mobile/range of operation 200metres
Security Rating 10/10